Participation. Cooperation. Social Transformation.

CERi promotes principles of participation, cooperation, social transformation and knowledge translation to lift up and strengthen the capacity of SFU’s researchers and students, to engage respectfully and ethically with community members. 

Research that supports positive community change.

Based out of the new 312 Main co-working space in downtown Vancouver, CERi is SFU's first research infrastructure developed for the purpose of extending community-engaged research to provincial, national and international communities.

Simon Fraser University’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) is a new university-wide strategic initiative of the Office of the Vice-President, Research.

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  • November 17, 2020

    November 17, 2020

    Kari Grain is a practitioner-scholar at the intersection of higher education, social justice, and community engagement. Recently, Grain joined host Am Johal on the Below the Radar podcast to unpack ethics in community-engaged research and experiential learning.

  • November 10, 2020

    November 10, 2020

    Community-engaged scholar Lyana Patrick approaches her work by combining her interdisciplinary background with her lived experience. Recently, Lyana spoke Am Johal from Below the Radar about how an Indigenous approach to community-building can positively impact the health and wellness of communities.

  • October 27, 2020

    October 27, 2020

    This guide is a collaborative project of the Guelph Institute of Development Studies and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute developed by Samantha Blostein, Global Engagement Specialist.

  • October 15, 2020

    October 15, 2020

    CERi continues to grow with the exciting addition of Jackie Wong who joined the team in September. In this role, she will be bringing her lens to CERi’s initiatives and contribute to building bridges between CERi and the communities of practice that it is engaging with.


  • CERi’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to facilitate community-engaged research through a combination of financial support, mentorship, peer learning and professional development.

  • CERi’s Community-Engaged Research Funding Program is a grant program available to SFU faculty and graduate students.

  • In partnership with other institutions, the SFU Library coordinates a program to provide staff of charitable and non-profit organizations in British Columbia with access to the latest research and knowledge in their fields.

  • CERi’s Researchers-in-Residence program supports and promotes SFU faculty members actively practicing community-engaged research or whose research involves CER methods.

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